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The poor always with us?
Author(s)Nicholas Bosanquet
Journal titleSupplement to Socialist Commentary, May 1971
PublisherSocialist Commentary, London, May 1971
Pages37 pp
KeywordsPoverty ; Policy.
AnnotationThis pamphlet comprises articles reflecting a Labour Party perspective on the struggle against poverty in the 1970s. Richard Silburn describes who the poor are, how they have been viewed by wider society, and how the definition of poverty has changed. Giles Radice tells us about poverty among those in full-time employment, and the possible role of a minimum wage in dealing with it. Frank Field, in an article on the growth in family poverty, describes how policies of the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) have evolved. Michael Meacher's piece is about the forgotten poor, and the forgotten aspects of being poor: he suggests remedies to the humiliations inflicted on disabled people by the supplementary benefits system. Nicholas Bosanquet concludes with predictions about poverty in the 1970s and how the Labour movement should debate the subject. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930722102 P
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